Romans 8:14

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

St. Patrick’s Day may bring to your mind little men dressed in green, standing near a pot of gold with a rainbow behind them. However, this is not the true image of St. Patrick's Day as history recorded it. The real story of St. Patrick is one of a man of God standing for the truth in his day and age and bringing the Word to a country rampant with pagan worship and false gods.

St. Patrick was a British boy, born to a respectable family in England. At the age of 16 he was taken prisoner by Irish raiders who stormed his village. They brought him to Ireland and sold him into slavery. It was while he was in captivity as a sheep herder that he found the Lord and surrendered his life to Him. He escaped from his captors and went back to England. After a period of time, a great burden came back on his heart to bring the Gospel back to Ireland. The fire in his heart for the Gospel would be needed to bring the Word to people who were controlled by Druid priests and pagan worship and magic.

God used St. Patrick to ignite the spread of the Gospel throughout all of Ireland. St. Patrick lived during the time of St. Martin who was the church age messenger to the Pergamos church age. St. Patrick preached similarly to St. Martin and Paul’s message. Much of Ireland's Christian heritage is controlled by Catholicism in modern day Ireland, but the roots of Christianity were laid by St. Patrick, a man of God who stood for the truth of the Word.

One of the most amazing things about St. Patrick is that he followed the burden the Lord placed on his heart. He gave up being home again and the chance to live a normal Christian life to go back to his captors and bring them the Gospel. For St. Patrick, surrendering to that leading led to the salvation of countless Irish pagans to the Lord.

Always follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life. The eternal destiny of someone could rest upon your surrender to the Lord’s will.

Are you being led by the Holy Spirit? Are you surrendered to doing His will?

60-1209 - “The Sardisean Church Age”

Now, most everyone back there, those people died out in the… These men like Irenaeus, and Martin, and Columba, and they faded out. And now you take anybody that wants to search back any history you wish to, if it's an authentic history, and when they tell you that "Saint Patrick was a Catholic," they don't know what they're talking about. Saint Patrick protested the Catholic church, and never went to Rome, and firmly refused their doctrine. That's exactly right. You go to northern Eng-… or Ireland today, and you'll see the same thing. Saint Patrick was a man of God! But, Saint Patrick, when it said in there that he—he chased all the snakes out of Ireland, that was a legend.

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